Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2017-2018

Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDOR) 2015/2016

DPDOR is a joint initiative between the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). This programme has run for over a decade and it is designed for those holding a director of research post, or those aspiring and working towards the position within their institution.

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What will the programme cover?

  • The role of Director of Research
  • Assessing and developing research strategy
  • Devising research structures and management processes
  • Research funding
  • Managing REF results
  • Research training and doctoral programmes
  • Defining research impact

Programme Benefits

  • Mentoring with a BAM Fellow
  • Great opportunities for collaboration and discussion
  • Gain confidence in dealing with the REF process from strategy, through implementation to the presentation of results
  • Drive the agenda and tailor it to your particular questions.

Who should apply?

  • Research Directors will find this programme particularly useful in the current REF climate.
  • Those who are likely to succeed their current Director of Research will also find this programme of assistance throughout the transition and development within the role.

Programme Structure

Session One - 33 Finsbury Square, London
23rd -24th November 2017

Session Two - Location TBC 
25th - 26th January 2018

Session Three - Location TBC
8th - 9th March 2018

Session Four - Location TBC
14th - 15th June 2018

Registration Fee

Early bird fee: £3200 (including dinner, excluding accommodation)

*The Early Bird deadline ends 31st July 2017

Standard Fee: £3500 (including dinner, excluding accommodation)
The programme fee must be paid in full upon registration.

Payments may be made in instalments.

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Facilitator: Prof. Rick Delbridge

Rick Delbridge is Cardiff University's Dean of Research, Innovation & Enterprise and a Professor of Organizational Analysis at Cardiff Business School. He is an experienced research manager having served as the School's Associate Dean for Research from 2008 to 2012 before taking up his university-wide role. He has published widely on management, organisation and employment relations and has served as an Editor for Organization and Academy of Management Review. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Learned Society of Wales.



Previous speakers in the programme have included:

  • Professor Yehuda Baruch, Research Director, Southampton Business School
  • Dr Louise Grisoni, Associate Dean Research and Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes University
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director RSM at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Professor Martin Parker, Professor of Organisation and Culture, University of Leicester School of Management
  • Professor Graeme Currie, Professor of Public Management and Associate Dean at Warwick Business School
  • Julia Balogun, Director of the Liverpool University Management School

    Testimonials 2016/17 Programme:

"I would highly recommend the programme to wannabe Director of Research or academics that are passionate about the development of research engagement in their institutions. The workshops further provided the opportunity to network with colleagues from other institutions and to share experience and know-how. The benefits are far-reaching and worth the investment to attend."

Jonathan Liu, Regent’s University London

"The course gave me the chance to meet people from a range of institutions, and it was reassuring to see that we share similar problems! The range of speakers and the hard work of the organisers to shape the programme to suit our demands made sure that I didn’t want to miss any of the 8 days."

Gary Bosworth, University of Lincoln

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23rd November 2017   to   15th June 2018
United Kingdom
Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDOR) 2017/2018 £ 3500.00
Event Information
Product Code 415203
Event Provider BAM and Chartered ABS
Date / Time 23rd November 2017
Venue TBC
Event Type Other
Target Audience
Price Early-bird:£3200 including dinner excluding accommodation (earlybird deadline - 31st July
Booking Deadline 31 July 2017
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at
Delegate List Available? No

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